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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: September 25, 1998

CSUS to Host Hellenic Studies Scholars

Two widely-published Hellenic studies scholars will speak at California State University, Sacramento in October.

Victor Hanson, a professor of classics at California State University, Fresno, will discuss classic studies in America and how it might be revitalized. His talk is titled "Who Killed Homer? The Decline and Revival of Greek Wisdom," and will be 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in Mendocino Hall 1015.

Constantine Danopoulos, a professor of political science at San Josť State University, will discuss the development of democracy in Greece. His talk is titled "Democratic Consolidation in Post-Junta Greece," and will be 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in Mendocino Hall 1005.

Hanson is a contributor to such publications as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the International Herald Tribune. He is the author of The Western Way of War and Fields Without Dreams: Defending the Agrarian Idea and co-author of Who Killed Homer? The Demise of Classical Learning and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom.

Danopoulos is the editor of the Journal of Political and Military Sociology and associate editor of Armed Forced and Society. He is the author of Warriors and Politicians in Modern Greece and principal author of a textbook titled International Relations in a Technological Age that will be published next year.

The talks are sponsored by the Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism and the CSUS humanities department. More information is at 278-6156.


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